Travels With Barley – Book Review from Good Reads

Travels With Barley: The Quest for the Perfect Beer Joint Travels With Barley: The Quest for the Perfect Beer Joint by Ken Wells

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Interesting mix of beer novice and beer geekdom. The author starts off as a Bud-drinking everyday kinda beer drinker, but they in his quest to find the ultimate beer joint, discovers the craft brewing industry and becomes a "Hophead" (like myself). This results in a book that is a little schizophrenic – it can be a bit basic for beer geeks like myself that have already taken a dozen tours of breweries and know about microbrews and beer festivals, but probably gets a little too wonkish about beer as it starts to focus more on microbrews. I think my favorite parts of the book were the side trips – reading about yeast smugglers and Dogfish Head brewery, etc.

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3 thoughts on “Travels With Barley – Book Review from Good Reads”

  1. I’m glad to see a positive rievew of this brew. I have spotted it at my local beer store, but I’ve been hearing mixed things, and as a DF Head fan I’ve been patiently waiting to give it a try.

  2. I will have to get my hands on it. A Rickards porter would be isrnteeting. I think that, for a macro, even their poor stuff is good-ish. It’s drinkable at least. It’s, like Sleemans, a good introduction to better beers for a newb, and at least a passable drink for those with more refined palettes. I didn’t mind the honey brown. But if the dark is better, then it’s worth it. The white is nice.

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